Local Heroes

COVID-19 sparks wave of innovation

Staring into the void of Melbourne’s stage four lockdown, some local entrepreneurs found the inspiration to reimagine their businesses – and turn 2020 into…

Face mask in gutter

Climate crisis in quarantine

COVID-19, with its disposable masks and bans on KeepCups, brought the fight for the environment to its knees. Meet the entrepreneurs and community leaders…

‘I was in shock’: Mum’s cancer fight

Colette Haymes has faced a tough battle with invasive breast cancer, and is now doing her best to help others through it. Jessica Simmons reports.

Charity starts young for a tireless volunteer

A 23-year-old student started her own charity to help Vietnamese communities. Her main goal is to help people who are financially disadvantaged, disabled individuals and the elderly. Charlene Behal reports.

#Call me Luke

A final year student at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College told peers in a post on Instagram he was transgender. Liaden Atfeh reports.

On call 24/7 for community

Giving up your time to help the local community seems all too easy, but a firefighter from Werribee’s CFA talks of the realities of being a full-time volunteer. Sian Donazzon reports.